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Will Chromebooks be the dagger in Windows 8's heart?

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    Will Chromebooks be the dagger in Windows 8's heart?


    Sales of Windows-based PCs may be plunging, but shipments of Chromebooks in the second half of the year are expected to rocket by as much as 200% to 300%, according to a just-released export. Acer, Lenovo, HP and Samsung will all be cashing in by launching new Chromebooks. How badly will Windows 8 be hurt?
    While you weren't looking, Chromebook sales have been taking off. They typically sell for under $300. The best-selling laptop on Amazon as I write this is a Samsung Chromebook with a 1.7 Ghz dual processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 16 GB hard disk. Digitimes claims that "Currently, Google, Acer and Samsung's Chromebooks together already account for about 20-25% of the US sub-US$300 notebook market, showing their rapid sales growth in the retail channel."
    Will Chromebooks be the dagger in Windows 8's heart? | Computerworld Blogs

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    One has to wonder though, what the customer satisfaction rate is on them... not a ton of apps available for them really...
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    Will those work offline? There are locations where you're not able to get online for instance. And too much cloud apps would not function in this case.

    A minor drawback... nope, a major one.
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    I my self would not own one if they worked on line or not as for user satisfaction they are selling surfaces are not.
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    Microsoft may sell "sub-US$300 notebooks", if they could recoup the difference in advertisement revenue, like Google does...
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    I have a chromebook. You can do offline files and work while disconnected. But to really make use if the device, you would need to be online.

    For $249, it was a great purchase. Does exactly what I want it to do.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    I see Chromebooks has some interesting models out there.
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    I doubt it, I was checking out a Chromebook, not impressed. I cold just use Chrome with all of my addons like I do now with Windows 8, and get the same functions, it is basically a stripped down Linux with a Chrome Browser set to handle all of the Googol content.
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    This reminds me of the Netbooks. . .nothing more, and nothing less. Can't really see a use for one, but then that is me. Can't you basically do all the same things with a tablet and a Bluetooth Keyboard?
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    They seem to be getting popular. You could always install ubuntu on them.


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I have a chromebook. You can do offline files and work while disconnected. But to really make use if the device, you would need to be online.

    For $249, it was a great purchase. Does exactly what I want it to do.
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